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Special Events and Activities

Periodically the guild conducts a special event or activity for members and guests to enjoy.

Fall Festival 2013

The Fallbrook Quilt Guild conducted demonstrations and manned a booth at the Fall Festival on October 6, 2013 in downtown Fallbrook. The quilt demonstrations were held in the Fallbrook Art School on Alvarado Street to see how a quilt is made from beginning to end.

Quilts and other beautiful handmade items were sold in the booth. Many Autumn and Halloween themed items such as Trick and Treat bags, table runners, and wall hangings as well as non-seasonal items were for sale at great prices. A children's activity sheet a coloring page of several quilt designs was given away.

Gorgeous quilts were displayed in the windows of many of the stores on Main Street and were sold at the Auction held as part of the biennial quilt show on November 8 and 9, 2013.

Silver Anniversary Celebration

At the September 6, 2012 meeting, the Fallbrook Quilt Guild celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

The special celebration included a program of quilts presented by past presidents, a trunk show of quilts from selected members, and a special cake and program.

See photos of the 25th Anniversary Celebration activities.

National Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Quilt

When Don Beld came to our guild in August 2011, he presented his Quilts for Union Soldiers program. He is one of the nation's leading experts on Civil War soldiers' quilts and has reproduced all of the existing Sanitary Commission quilts. In the workshop, he presented the process for creating "Potholder Quilts", 8-inch finished quilts that are sewed together to make larger quilts to be used as banners.

Don's goal is to have guilds throughout the country make a quilt to represent those who have died in the Wars on Terror for each county in the United States. As a result of his presentation, our guild took on the challenge of producing a quilt to represent those military people who lived in San Diego County, were assigned to a military facility in the county, or who had some connection with the county. One of our guild members, Ann Harris and a small committee collected fabrics representative of the era, cut the required pieces to make a kit for each block, prepared directions for making the blocks and provided research source suggestions to locate information about each military person.

Various guild members selected a kit, made the block, researched the individual whose name they were given, wrote information on the front and back of the block, and turned the completed block in to the committee. Carol Carpenter designed and produced a stunning center block that represents the various sights that these military folks might have seen or visited during their time in San Diego.

The completed (almost) potholder quilt for San Diego County was presented at the September 6, 2012 meeting.

See photos of the National Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Quilt activities.

2010/2011 Round Robin

The results of the round robin which was held during the 2010/2011 guild year are shown below. Four brave members submitted a block they had made and each person was challenged to add a border around the block as the blocks were passed along by the coordinator. Each border had different requirements (one time rectangles, one time stars, etc.). All of the resulting quilt tops were beautiful.

See photos of the Round Robin activities.

June 2008 Potluck

Our annual potluck and transition meeting was held on June 5, 2008. We had lots of good food and fun.

See photos of the June Potluck activities.

Quilt Till You Wilt

As a celebration of National Quilting Day on March 15th, the guild sponsored a "Quilt Till You Wilt" day at the Fallbrook Community Center.

See photos of the Quilt Till You Wilt activities.

Blue Light Special

Another special event in March was a "Blue Light Special", conceived by our president, Carol Carpenter. The guild had obtained fabric from a fabric rep who was relocating out of the area. He had samples of upholstery and other types of fabrics which we purchased very cheaply.

Carol challenged us to make something from the fabric samples and enter it in a contest she called the "Blue Light Special". Members would vote on the items made from the fabric and the top three winners would receive a prize of a gift certificate from Quilter's Cottage.

See photos of the Blue Light Special activities.

Quilts for Fire Victims

One special event in March 2008 was the presentation of quilts to 6 families who lost their Fallbrook homes to the fires in October 2007. Muna Elias, new guild member, presented quilts to fire victims made by her quilting group from the San Francisco Bay area.

See photos of quilts for fire victims.

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